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Plan ahead before you fall behind – benefits of planned maintenance

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

In recent years, there has been a growing trend to delay regularly scheduled equipment overhauls and turnarounds to try to maximise production, pushing equipment to its limits. This can have an adverse effect, causing costly emergency shutdowns and outages.

Industry experts recommend to allow a timeframe of 12 - 18 months of planning prior to a new installation. Depending on the complexity of the machine, a project may require 9 months of manufacturing in addition to overhaul time. Sticking to a planned maintenance schedule has the following benefits:

  • Reduced equipment downtime.
  • Mitigated risk.
  • Efficient use of client resources.
  • Cost savings.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International (MCO-I) value-added benefits:

  • Detailed planning procedures.
  • Service center proximity.
  • Localised support with global expertise.
  • Hands on training.
  • Asset management: Spare part kit boxes.

MCO-I was established in Houston, Texas, US, in 2012 as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO) and Mitsubishi Corporation (America). The company is recognised by its customers as a leader in technology, quality, efficiency, and reliability. It aims to expand its process compressor and mechanical drive steam turbine business by bringing its capabilities closer to customers in the energy and petrochemical markets.

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